Unknown satellites in France

Leo Wikholm (leo.wikholm@pcb.compart.fi)
Sat, 12 Aug 95 18:43:00 +0200

     UNKNOWN SATELLITES
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     In July I visited in Southern France again. During my trip
     I observed two unknown satellites. I have tried to track
     them with SkyMap but nothing found.

     Observing site: Observatoire Geospace d'Aniane
                     Aniane, France +43d 41' 01" N
                                    +03d 36' 11" E

     Observations on July 21, 1995:

     A bright flasher which moved to the East at 22.05 UTC.
     The satellite was at magnitude +1 and the period was about 1s.
     Azimuth 167 degrees and elevation 48 degrees.

     A bright, steady object at magnitude +1.5. It moved to the
     West near the constellation of Lyra. Azimuth 133 degrees and
     elevation 74 degrees.


     Leo Wikholm

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